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Record 1641

Reading Experience:

William Wordsworth to Lord Lonsdale, 13 Feb 1818: 'I dined at the Wakefields yesterday. Mr John W. senior broke out on the dependent and enslaved State of the County etc. I said that I had accepted his Son's invitation, to testify my respect for his family, and my personal regard for his Son ... I begged to state that as to the fact of the county being represented by two of the Family of Lowther no person lamented it more than your Lordship. I then read part of that sentence in your Letter where you speak of it as a misfortune ... '
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 12 Feb 1818
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:William Wordsworth
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 7 Apr 1770
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
John Wakefield senior John Wakefield junior Jacob Wakefield (brother to Wakefield senior)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Lord Lonsdale
Title: n/a
Genre: Private correspondence
Form of Text: Manuscript: Letter
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 1641  
Source - Print  
  Author: William and Dorothy Wordsworth
  Editor: Ernest De Selincourt
  Title: The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The MIddle Years (1812-1820)
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1970
  Vol: 2
  Page: 429
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Ernest De Selincourt (ed.), The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The MIddle Years (1812-1820) (Oxford, 1970), 2, p. 429,, accessed: 26 January 2023

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